November 06, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
broke /ˈbroʊk/ adjective

past tense of break

He’s broke.
He’s broke.
Learner's definition of BROKE


: not having any money

  • She is broke and homeless.

  • Can I borrow 10 dollars? I'm broke until payday.

  • I'm flat broke. = (Brit) I'm stony broke. [=I have no money at all]

go broke informal

: to spend or lose all of your money

  • He went broke after he lost his job.

  • The company could go broke if the economy doesn't improve soon.

go for broke informal

: to do something that is dangerous or that could result in complete failure in order to try to achieve success

  • She decided to go for broke and start her own restaurant.

if it ain't broke, don't fix it informal

— used to say that you should not try to change something that is working well

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